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Hurricane Season

New director named for National Hurricane Center

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The US government's hurricane forecasting hub in Miami has chosen The Weather Channel's tropical weather expert to be its next chief. Full story...
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With 1 month to go, emergency agencies practice for hurricane season

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video Hurricane season is just one month away. Emergency officials are getting a head start on possible storms by putting their training to use in a simulation drill in Wilmington. In the simulation, the fictional Hurricane André is bearing down on New Hanover County. The Category 3 hurricane is eerily similar to Hurricane Fran, but following the same track as Hurricane Hazel. Full story...
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NCSU researchers predict average hurricane season

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Researchers at North Carolina State University are predicting a relatively average hurricane season, but say even minor storms can still cause serious problems when they make landfall. Full story...
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Hurricane Season 2011 comes to an end

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video Hurricane season comes to an end today. The year was an active one, with 19 named storms. But only Hurricane Irene made landfall in the US. Full story...
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Business owners say summer season was 'great' despite Hurricane Irene

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videoFor most beach towns, Labor Day Weekend is considered the end of the summer season; and although the weather is beautiful this holiday weekend, is it enough to get people out and about to make up for last weekend's losses due to Irene’s visit? Full story...
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Jerry & George on Emily's fizzle, revised Hurricane Season forecast

Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson and Hurricane Expert George Elliott discuss the latest developments on what was Tropical Storm Emily, as well as NOAA's revised Hurricane Season forecast.

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US forecasters see busy rest of hurricane season

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US government forecasters say the rest of the Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be busy, with an above-average number of storms. Full story...
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Some prepare for possible storm, but no panic

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video Our storm track three meteorologists have been telling us all week about the storm that may head toward the Cape Fear Coast this weekend. Although the storm may stay far off shore, some folks say it's better to be safe than sorry. Full story...
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Brunswick County Health & Severe Weather Expo is a hit

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video This year's Brunswick County Health and Severe Weather Expo was a big success with more than two dozen vendors and more than 200 people attending the free event. WWAY NewsChannel 3 is proud to participate in this and many community events. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Tropical Storms Bret and Cindy pose no direct threat to our area

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videoTwo tropical systems are off the east coast, but neither one is expected to make landfall or pose any threat to our area. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover Co. Emergency Management Director briefs President Obama on hurricane season

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videoGov. Bev Perdue met with President Barack Obama today, the first day of the official hurricane season. Perdue took along New Hanover County Emergency Management Director Warren Lee as well. WWAY was the only Wilmington media outlet at the White House to talk with the participants about hurricane preparedness. Full story...
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Welcome to Hurricane Season 2011

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Confusing conditions as hurricane season starts. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Hurricane Hunters provide vital forecasting tool

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video When the tropics get active, the famous Hurricane Hunter aircraft are meteorologists' eye in the sky. These are more than just planes. They are working laboratories sent on missions that would make most queasy. Full story...
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US predicts 3 to 6 major Atlantic hurricanes

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US government forecasters are predicting as many as 18 named storms this year with three to six major hurricanes in an above average Atlantic storm season. Full story...
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Hurricane Hunters' visit a sign storm season nears

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The Hurricane Awareness Tour stops in North Carolina, encouraging the public to get ready for the upcoming Hurricane Season. Full story...
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